IPL: Rajasthan Royals continue strong start to season with win over Kolkata Knight Riders

Last Updated: 08/04/13 10:12pm

  • Share:
Eoin Morgan: England batsman waged lone battle in Kolkata Knight Riders' run chase

Eoin Morgan: England batsman waged lone battle in Kolkata Knight Riders' run chase

Sky Bet

Eoin Morgan's half-century failed to prevent Kolkata Knight Riders suffering a 19-run defeat against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

England batsman Morgan was ninth out for 51 in the penultimate over as the Knight Riders were dismissed for 125 in pursuit of a target of 145 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

The left-hander slammed three fours and three sixes in his 38-ball knock to revive Kolkata's run chase after they slumped to 56-6, Rajasthan seamers Siddharth Trivedi (3-23) and Rahul Shukla (2-28) doing most of the damage.

Trinidad-born seamer Kevon Cooper (3-15) removed Morgan and Shami Ahmed in the 19th over to make it two wins out of the two for the Royals this season.

Brad Hodge had earlier finished on 46 not out in Rajasthan's total of 144-6 after they had been asked to bat.

The veteran Australian hit seven fours in his 31-ball contribution, building on the good work of opening batsman Ajinkya Rahane (36).

West Indies spinner Sunil Narine was the most successful member of the Knight Riders' bowling attack with figures of 2-28, which included having Rahane caught behind.

  • Share:


Indian Premier League 2013

Dwayne Smith: Hit 62 as Mumbai won with a ball to spare

Smith guides Mumbai to victory

Dwayne Smith hit a half century as Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals with a ball to spare to reach the IPL final.

Brad Hodge: Rajasthan Royals batsman steered side to victory in final over

Royals knock out Sunrisers

Brad Hodge blasted Rajasthan Royals to a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL play-off eliminator.

Mike Hussey (L) and Suresh Raina (R) starred with the bat for Chennai

Chennai back in final again

The Chennai Super Kings beat the Mumbai Indians by 48 runs to progress to their fifth IPL final in six years.

Related Profiles

Most Popular


Beagrie: Sharp-en up, Leeds

Beagrie: Sharp-en up, Leeds

Peter Beagrie says Leeds must invest in some wingers to bring the best out of striker Billy Sharp.

Cena shows his strength

Cena shows his strength

John Cena delivered a message to Brock Lesnar on WWE Raw by running roughshod over The Wyatt Family.

Tyler's stats and facts

Tyler's stats and facts

Which team plays best on Mondays and what record did Spurs break? Martin has all the answers...